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sailing and diving around the world
While in the anchorage, here in Spanish Waters, or Caracas Bay, it can be tricky. For the first few days, no one seemed to know how we could get water to fill the boat's tanks, besides waiting for the Wednesday water delivery from Bridgitte. She is a lady that drives her boat around the anchorage on Wednesdays, delivering water to the boats anchored there. She does this with a boat that carries 2500 litres of desalinated water. Normally you need to call her on channel 72, on the vhf radio, to let her know that you'd like her to stop by your boat. In our case, we got lucky, because we didn't call her, but her radio was on the blitz anyway. So, as she got closer to our boat, we simply waved her down. She ties up to your boat, but, despite the fact that she's taken the time to put lots of fenders on her boat, I''d put up fenders of your own because her fenders will definitely leave a few smudges on your boat. Anyway, she throws you a bow line and a stern line. Once securely tied, she passes you a hose and you simply start to fill your tank/s. It cost 24.50 guilders for 300 litres, around $11 us. I also asked her where yachts go to get water between Wednesdays, and she said that the Curacao Yacht Club also sells water. Not sure how that works, whether you have to show up with your jugs or if they come to your boat. I'll try to find out.